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Stuart Tyler


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Stuart Tyler Obituary
Stuart Tyler, 97, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed, away Monday, September 28, 2015 at The Willows.  
Stu was born May 17, 1918, in Ucon, Idaho to Daniel Tyler and Matilda Christina Petersen. He was raised in Ucon and graduated from Ucon High School.  
He served an LDS mission in the Eastern Canada Mission.  
On February 6, 1942, Stu married Rhoda Marie Stucki in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. In the early years, Stu and Rhoda farmed and lived in Mud Lake. Later, Stu became a cement finisher and worked many construction jobs. He spent a year and a half in Kuwait with the Flour Corporation and later supervised cement work in Puerto Rico. After moving to Rigby, Stu raised registered Black Angus Cattle.
Stu was always very active in the Boy Scouts of America. He received his Eagle Scout award at the age of 17. He served as scoutmaster for many years. He was awarded the Silver Beaver award in 1962, and the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award in 2013.  He served on the Scout Committee until the age of 95.
Stu had a great love for music. He played piano, guitar, banjo and harmonica by ear. He composed many songs and loved to have his songs performed. In recent years he enjoyed playing with the Harmoneers at the Senior Citizens Center in Blackfoot.
Stu was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in the bishopric in Mud Lake, was the branch president of the first branch formed in Kuwait, branch president in Puerto Rico, High Priest teacher and was always a faithful home teacher.
After Rhoda's death, Stu married Syble Harris in November of 2002.
Stu is survived by his children, Janet Armstrong of Wesley Chapel, Florida; Victor (Nyla) Tyler of Sandy, Utah and Cindy (Scott) Campbell of Blackfoot, Idaho; daughter of the heart, Linda Andersen of Eagle, Idaho; good friend, Ed Andersen of Blackfoot, Idaho; 13 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Rhoda; son, Stuart Stucki Tyler; daughter, Sondra Beth Tyler; son-in-law, Dale C. Armstrong; and second wife, Syble.
Stu's family would like to thank the staff at The Willows, Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing and Blackfoot Home Health and Hospice for loving and caring for our Dad.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 5, 2015, at the Thomas LDS Church, 1059 West 100 South. Family will meet with friends and relatives from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, October 4, 2015, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue and for one hour prior to services at the church. 
In lieu of flowers, Stu's wishes were to have donations made to the LDS Church fund of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com
Published in The Morning News on Oct. 3, 2015
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